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Tour company offers fresh look at Met Museum’s art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art image.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art image.

NEW YORK (AP) – A new company is offering to make your visit to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art less daunting—and fun.

Museum Hack leads two-hour tours through the Fifth Avenue museum, offering details about different works of art not found on an official museum tour.

The Wall Street Journal says it focuses on overlooked works of art and intriguing and fun facts about more celebrated art.

The $39 interactive tour is not affiliated with the Met.

The company is operated by its founder Nick Gray and Mark Rosen, who holds a master’s in museology.

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Online: www.hackthemet.com

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art image.

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